HP Pavilion G7 Notebook PC 17.3-inch

If you’re looking for a 17-inch HP laptop, then you’ve come to the right article. HP is a very popular technology company that manufactures some of the world’s leading brands of laptops and PCs.

HP produces high-end computing devices, they also release some good laptops for the needs of the users.

The portability and increased weight of the HP Pavilion g7 that accompanies the 17-inch display will get a bigger screen that’s better for editing pictures and videos, watching movies, and playing games.

One such model is the HP Pavilion g7 17 Inch Laptop, despite the fact that this laptop is larger than 13 or 15 inches. You’ll find the HP g7 notebook specs at a great value in this class.

HP Pavilion G7 Notebook PC review that we will discuss, will give you consideration before you buy the HP Pavilion G7 1310us, HP Pavilion G7 1260us. everything you need to know about this particular 17-inch model, and why it’s worth buying.

From incredible processing speed to amazing graphics to incredible connectivity, this cheap gaming laptop offers the best when it comes to playing computer games, listening to all genres of music, watching HD movies and performing other computing processes. The 17-inch HP pavilion has been on the market.

Despite being very affordable, this HP Pavilion model delivers great performance as well as outstanding computing thanks to its incredible processing speed, ample RAM, and large storage capacity.

The hp pavilion g7 notebook laptop is equipped with Intel Core i3 to Intel Core i5 with different speeds and 6GB to 12GB installed memory that supports an intuitive Windows Operating system.

These features are great for multitasking capabilities as well as running very demanding computer applications. Amazing graphics are provided by the integrated HD graphics that power its 17.3-Inch Screen. This means you can enjoy playing even games that are highly demanding in terms of graphics.

If you’re a data-intensive gamer whose apps take up a lot of storage space, then you’ll love this cheap gaming laptop. This is because it is equipped with a 750 GB 5400 rpm Serial-ATA Hard Drive.

It has the ability to store all your important digital data including data intensive gaming apps, favorite movies and music, high resolution photos, sensitive documents and more.

This HDD also allows for fast loading of applications for installation and execution, increasing reboot times and waking up from hibernation quickly. This laptop also features the innovative HP ProtectSmart technology for the security of your data.

Connectivity is an important feature to determine the type of laptop you should choose for your gaming needs. The HP Pavilion g7-2240us 17.3-Inch Laptop is equipped with the best connectivity features to allow you to get online gaming and share your gaming experience with other computer gaming enthusiasts you may know. It has HP Connect Photo feature which allows users to sync photos taken on their Smartphone or tablet and WLAN 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth for easy internet access.

This computer also has an HDMI port, meaning you can connect it to your TV using an HDMI cable. This is a great feature if you want to be able to watch movies on your hard drive on a bigger screen. However, this laptop’s 17-inch HD screen still provides a very good screen display if you don’t want to take advantage of the HDMI option.

It’s clear what makes this cheap gaming laptop a good choice for those who want mobile gaming. Here are highlights of the main features that make this device so great:

  • It has a 17.3-inch diagonal HD+ BrightView LED-backlit display with a maximum resolution of 01 1600 x 900 for clear and unpolluted images supported by Intel HD 3000 graphics with a total graphics memory of up to 1664MB
  • Its storage capacity is provided by a 750GB 5400RPM hard drive featuring the innovative HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection Technology
  • Comes pre-installed Windows 8 OS supported by 2nd generation Intel Core i3-2370M 2.4 GHz Processor, 3M cache with 6GB onboard memory
  • In terms of connectivity, it comes with 802.11b/g/n WLAN, Bluetooth, ultra-fast USB 3.0 port and standard USB 2.0, HDMI port for HD viewing
  • The HP Pavilion g7-2240us 17.3-inch laptop measures 16.22 inches W x 10.53 inches D x 1.22 inches-1.45 inches H and measures
  • This laptop comes with a 1 year limited hardware warranty with toll-free support that gives you peace of mind

If you are looking for a cheap yet reliable gaming laptop for your gaming needs then you should check out the HP Pavilion g7-2240us 17.3-Inch Laptop. It’s a widescreen that performs very well and has great graphics for a satisfying gaming experience. You will have a multifunctional computing device that you can rely on for all your computing needs.

Business people, students and casual users will find the HP Pavilion g7-2240us attractive as an ideal replacement for desktop systems without sacrificing performance for portability and at an affordable price.

HP Pavilion g7 Notebook PC Maintenance and Service Guide

Product description

CategoryDescriptionComputer models equipped with an AMD processorComputer models equipped with an Intel processor
Product NameHP Pavilion g7 Notebook PC
ProcessorsAMD Fusion E-450 1.65-GHz processor
 (dual core, 18 W)  
AMD A8-3500M 2.40-GHz processor (1.5-
GHz FSB, 4.0-MB L2 cache,
 quad core, 35 W)  
AMD A6-3400M 2.30-GHz processor (1.4-
GHz FSB, 4.0-MB L2 cache,
 quad core, 35 W)  
AMD A4-3300M 2.50-GHz processor (1.9-
 GHz FSB, 4.0-MB L2 cache, dual core, 35 W)  
AMD Athlon II P360 2.30-GHz processor
(1.0-MB L2 cache, 1066-MHz, 3.2GT/sec,
 dual core, 25 W)  
AMD Athlon II P340 2.20-GHz processor
(1.0-MB L2 cache, 1066-MHz, 3.2GT/sec,
 dual core, 25 W)  
AMD Phenom II N870 2.30-GHz processor
(1.5-MB L2 cache, 1333-MHz, 3.6GT/sec,
 triple core, 35 W)  
AMD Phenom II N970 2.20-GHz processor
(2.0-MB L2 cache, 1333-MHz, 3.6GT/sec,
 quad core, 35 W)  
AMD Phenom II P860 2.00-GHz processor
(1.5-MB L2 cache, 1333-MHz, 3.6GT/sec,
 triple core, 25 W)  
AMD Phenom II N660 3.00-GHz processor
(2.0-MB L2 cache, 1333-MHz, 3.6GT/sec,
 dual core, 35 W)  
AMD Phenom II N850 2.20-GHz processor
(1.5-MB L2 cache, 1333-MHz, 3.6GT/sec,
 triple core, 35 W)  
AMD Phenom II P650 2.60-GHz processor
(2.0-MB L2 cache, 1066-MHz, 3.6GT/sec,
triple core, 25 W)  
AMD Phenom II P960 1.80-GHz processor
(2.0-MB L2 cache, 1066-MHz, 3.6GT/sec,
quad core, 25 W)  
AMD Turion II P560 2.50-GHz processor
(2.0-MB L2 cache, 1066-MHz, 3.6GT/sec,
dual core, 25 W)  
AMD V160 2.40-GHz processor (512-KB
L2 cache, 1066-MHz 3.2-GT/sec,
single core, 25 W)  
AMD V140 2.30-GHz processor (512-KB
L2 cache, 1066-MHz 3.2-GT/sec,
single core, 25 W)  
Intel Core i7-2620M 2.70-GHz (SC turbo up
to 3.40-GHz) processor (4.0-MB L3 cache,
dual core, 35 W)  
Intel Core i5-2540M 2.60-GHz (SC turbo up
to 3.30-GHz) processor (3.0-MB L3 cache,
dual core, 35 W)  
Intel Core i5-2520M 2.50-GHz (SC turbo up
to 3.20-GHz) processor (3.0-MB L3 cache,
dual core, 35 W)  
Intel Core i5-2430M 2.40-GHz (SC turbo up
to 3.00-GHz) processor (3.0-MB L3 cache,
dual core, 35 W)  
Intel Core i5-2410M 2.30-GHz (SC turbo up
to 2.90-GHz) processor (3.0-MB L3 cache,
dual core, 35 W)  
Intel Core i5-480M 2.66-GHz (SC turbo up to
2.93-GHz) processor (3.0-MB L3 cache,
dual core, 35 W)  
Intel Core i3-2350M 2.30-GHz processor
(3.0-MB L3 cache, dual core, 35 W)  
Intel Core i3-2330M 2.20-GHz processor
(3.0-MB L3 cache, dual core, 35 W)  
Intel Core i3-2310M 2.10-GHz processor
(3.0-MB L3 cache, dual core, 35 W)  
Intel Core i3-390M 2.66-GHz processor (3.0-
MB L3 cache, dual core, 35 W)  
Intel Core i3-380M 2.53-GHz processor (3.0-
MB L3 cache, dual core, 35 W)  
 Intel Core i3-370M 2.40-GHz processor (3.0- MB L3 cache, dual core, 35 W) 
 Intel Pentium B950 TJ85 2.10-GHz processor (2.0-MB L3 cache, dual core 35 W) 
 Intel Pentium B940 TJ85 2.00-GHz processor (2.0-MB L3 cache, dual core 35 W) 
 Intel Pentium P6200 2.13-GHz processor (3.0- MB L3 cache, dual core, 35 W) 
 Intel Pentium P6300 2.26-GHz processor (3.0- MB L3 cache, dual core, 35 W) 
ChipsetNorthbridge: AMD A60M Fusion controller hub
Northbridge: AMD RS880MD
 Southbridge: AMD SB820M  
 Intel® HM65 and HM55 Express chipset 
GraphicsInternal graphics:
●       AMD Radeon™ HD 6620M graphics supporting HD decode, DX11, and HDMI on computer models equipped with an AMD A8-3500M processor
●       AMD Radeon HD 6520M graphics supporting HD decode, DX11, and HDMI on computer models equipped with an AMD A6-3400M processor
●       AMD Radeon HD 6480M graphics supporting HD decode, DX11, and HDMI on computer models equipped with an AMD A4-3300M processor
 ●       AMD Radeon HD 4250 graphics supporting DX10.1 on computer models equipped with an AMD Athlon, Phenom, Turion, or V-series processor  
Internal graphics:
●       Intel HD Graphics 3000
●       Intel HD Graphics 100
 ●       Intel HD Graphics  
Switchable discrete graphics:
●       ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6470M with 1024-MB of discrete video memory (128-MB × 16 DDR3 @ 900 MHz × 4 PCs), 64-bit S3 package,
muxless switchable
 ●       ATi Mobility Radeon HD 6470M with 512-MB of discrete video memory (64- MB × 16 DDR3 @ 900 MHz × 4 PCs), 64-bit S3 package, muxless switchable  
 Supports DX11 
 Support HD decode, DX11, and HDMI 
Panel17.3-in, high-definition+ (HD+), light-emitting diode (LED), SVA BrightView (1600×900) display; typical brightness: 200 nits
All display assemblies include 2 wireless local area network (WLAN) antenna cables
 Supports 16:9 ultra wide aspect ratio  
Memory2 customer-accessible/upgradable memory module slots
 Supports dual-channel memory
 Supports up to 8192 GB of system RAM
 DDR3/1333-MHz
Supports the following configurations:
●       8192-MB total system memory (4096×2; not supported on a 32-bit
operating system)
●       6144-MB total system memory (4096×1
+ 2048×1; not supported on a 32-bit operating system)
●       4096-MB total system memory (4096×1 or 2048×2)
●       3072-MB total system memory (2048×1
+ 1024×1)
●       2048-MB total system memory (2048×1 or 1024×2)
●       1024-MB total system memory (1024×1; not supported on a 64-bit
operating system)
Hard drivesSupports 6.35-cm (2.5-in) hard drives in 12.7-mm (.50-in), 9.5-mm (.37-in), and 7.0-mm (.28-in) thicknesses
 Customer-accessible
 Serial ATA
Supports the following configurations:
●       750 GB, 5400 rpm (9.5 mm)
●       640 GB, 5400 rpm (9.5 mm)
●       500 GB, 7200 and 5400 rpm (9.5 mm)
●       320 GB, 7200 (7.0 mm) and 5400 rpm
(9.5 mm)
 ●       250 GB, 7200 and 5400 rpm (7.0 mm)  
Optical driveFixed
 Serial ATA
 12.7-mm tray load
 Blu-ray ROM with LightScribe DVD ±R/RW Super Multi Double-Layer Drive
 DVD±RW and CD-RW Super Multi Double- Layer Combo Drive with LightScribe
Audio and videoSingle digital microphone
 HD audio
 HP-branded Altec/Lansing speakers
 Supports Microsoft Premium requirements
 HP VGA webcam (fixed, no tilt with activity LED, 640×480 by 24 frames per second
EthernetIntegrated 10/100 network interface card (NIC)
WirelessIntegrated wireless local area network (WLAN) options by way of wireless module
 Two WLAN antennas built into display assembly
Support for the following WLAN formats:
●       Broadcom 4313 802.11b/g/n 1×1 WiFi and 2070 Bluetooth 2.1+EDR Combo adapter (BT3.0+HS ready)
●       Ralink 5390GN 802.11b/g/n 1×1 WiFi Adapter
 ●       Ralink RT3090BC4 802.11b/g/n 1×1 WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR Combo Adapter (BT3.0+HS ready)  
Support for the following WLAN formats:
●       Atheros 9285G 802.11b/g/n 1×1 WiFi Adapter
●       Atheros AR8002WB-1NGB 802.11b/ g/n 1×1 WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR Combo Adapter (BT3.0+HS ready)
●       Broadcom 4313 802.11b/g/n 1×1 WiFi Adapter
●       Realtek RTL8191SE 802.11b/g/n 1×1 WiFi Adapter
●       Realtek 8188BC8 802.11a/b/g/n 2×2 WiFi and Bluetooth 3.0+HS
Combo Adapter
Support for the following WLAN formats:
●       Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000 WLAN module
●       Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230
 ●       Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000  
External media cardHP Multi-Format Digital Media Reader supports the following digital card formats:
●       Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card
●       Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Memory Card
●       Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) Memory Card
 ●       MultiMediaCard (MMC)  
Ports●       3-pin AC power
●       Audio-in (mono microphone)
●       Audio-out (stereo headphone)
●       HDMI version 1.4 supporting up to
1080p, 1920 ×1200 @ 60Hz and
1920 ×1200 @ 60Hz in DVI mode
●       RJ-45 (Ethernet, includes link and
activity lights)
●       USB 2.0 (3 ports)
●       VGA (Dsub 15 pin) supporting
2048×1056 external resolution @ 75
Hz, 1920 ×1200 external resolution @
60Hz, hot plug and unplug and auto-
detection for correct output to wide-
 aspect vs. standard aspect video  
KeyboardFull-size, textured, pocket, keyboard with full
pointing devicesnumeric keypad  
TouchPad with multi-touch gestures, 2-finger
 scrolling, and pinch-zoom enabled  
 Taps enabled by default
Power90W slim travel AC adapter with localized
requirementscable plug support (3-wire plug with ground
pin, supports 3-pin DC connector)
65 W slim travel AC adapter with localized
cable plug support (3-wire plug with ground
 pin, supports 3-pin DC connector)  
Support for the following batteries:
●       6-cell, 55-Whr, 2.55-Ah Li-ion battery
 ●       6-cell, 47-Whr, 2.20-Ah Li-ion battery  
SecuritySecurity cable slot
 Supports Intel AT-p Ready 

External component identification

ComponentDescription
Power buttonWhen the computer is off, press the button to turn on the computer.
When the computer is on, press the button briefly to initiate Sleep.
When the computer is in the Sleep state, press the button briefly to exit Sleep.
When the computer is in Hibernation, press the button briefly to exit Hibernation.
If the computer has stopped responding and Windows shutdown procedures are ineffective, press and hold the power button for at least 5 seconds to turn off the computer.
ItemComponentDescription
(1)esc keyDisplays system information when pressed in combination with the fn key.
(2)fn keyDisplays system information when pressed in combination with the esc key.
(3)Windows logo keyDisplays the Windows Start menu.
(4)Action keysExecute frequently used system functions.
(5)Windows applications keyDisplays a shortcut menu for items beneath the pointer.
(6)Integrated numeric keypadCan be used like an external numeric keypad.
ItemComponentDescription
(1)TouchPad lightAmber: the TouchPad is off.
  Off: the TouchPad is on.
(2)Caps lock lightWhite: Caps lock is on.
  Off: Caps lock is off.
(3)Power lightWhite: the computer is on.
  Blinking white: the computer is in the Sleep state.
  Off: the computer is off or in Hibernation.
(4)Wireless lightWhite: An integrated wireless device, such as a WLAN device and/or a Bluetooth device, is on.
  Amber: All wireless devices are off.
ItemComponentDescription
(1)TouchPad lightAmber: the TouchPad is off.
  On: the TouchPad is on.
(2)TouchPad on/off buttonTurns the TouchPad on and off. Quickly double-tap the TouchPad on/off button to turn the TouchPad on and off.
(3)TouchPad zoneMoves the pointer and selects or activates items on the screen.
(4)Left TouchPad buttonFunctions like the left button on an external mouse.
(5)Right TouchPad buttonFunctions like the right button on an external mouse.
ItemComponentDescription
(1)WLAN antennas (2)*Send and receive wireless signals to communicate with WLANs.
(2)Webcam lightOn: The webcam is in use.
(3)WebcamRecords video and captures still photographs. To use the webcam, select Start > All Programs > CyberLink YouCam.
(4)Internal microphoneRecords sound.

*The antennas are not visible from the outside of the computer. For optimal transmission, keep the areas immediately around the antennas free from obstructions. To see wireless regulatory notices, refer to the section of the Regulatory, Safety, and Environmental Notices that applies to your country or region. These notices are located in Help and Support

ComponentDescription
Speakers (2)Produce sound
ItemComponentDescription
(1)External monitor portConnects an external VGA monitor or projector.
(2)Vents (2)Enable airflow to cool internal components.
  NOTE: The computer fan starts up automatically to cool internal components and prevent overheating. It is normal for the internal fan to cycle on and off during routine operation.
(3)RJ-45 (network) jackConnects a network cable.
(4)HDMI portConnects an optional video or audio device, such as a high-definition television, or any compatible digital or audio component.
(5)USB ports (2)Connect optional USB devices.
(6)Audio-in (microphone) jackConnects an optional computer headset microphone, stereo array microphone, or monaural microphone.
(7)Audio-out (headphone) jacks (2)Produce sound when connected to optional powered stereo speakers, headphones, ear buds, a headset, or television audio.
  WARNING! To reduce the risk of personal injury, adjust the volume before putting on headphones, earbuds, or a headset. For additional safety information, refer to the Regulatory, Safety, and Environmental Notices.
(8)Digital Media SlotSupports the following digital card formats:
  Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card
  Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Memory Card
  Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) Memory Card
  MultiMediaCard
(9)Drive lightBlinking white: the hard drive is being accessed.
(10)Power lightWhite: The computer is on.
  Blinking white: The computer is in the Sleep state.
  Off: The computer is off or in Hibernation.
ItemComponentDescription
(1)Optical driveReads and writes to an optical disc.
(2)Optical drive lightBlinking: The optical drive is being accessed.
(3)Optical drive eject buttonOpens the optical drive.
(4)USB portConnects an optional USB device.
(5)AC adapter lightWhite: The computer is connected to external power and the battery is fully charged.
  Blinking white: The battery has reached a low battery level.
  Amber: A battery is charging.
(6)Power connectorConnects an AC adapter.
(7)Security cable slotConnects an optional security cable.
  NOTE: The security cable is designed to act as a deterrent, but it may not prevent the computer from being mishandled or stolen.
ItemComponentDescription
(1)Battery bayHolds the battery.
(2)Battery release latchReleases the battery from the battery bay.
(3)Vents (4)Enable airflow to cool internal components.
  NOTE: The computer fan starts up automatically to cool internal components and prevent overheating. It is normal for the internal fan to cycle on and off during routine operation.
(4)Hard drive bayHolds the hard drive, the memory module slots, and the WLAN module.
  CAUTION: To prevent an unresponsive system, replace the wireless module only with a wireless module authorized for use in the computer by the governmental agency that regulates wireless devices in your country or region. If you replace the module and then receive a warning message, remove the module to restore computer functionality, and then contact technical support through Help and Support.
Packaging and transporting guidelines

Follow these grounding guidelines when packaging and transporting equipment:

  • To avoid hand contact, transport products in static-safe tubes, bags, or boxes.
  • Protect ESD-sensitive parts and assemblies with conductive or approved containers or packaging.
  • Keep ESD-sensitive parts in their containers until the parts arrive at static-free workstations.
  • Place items on a grounded surface before removing items from their containers.
  • Always be properly grounded when touching a component or assembly.
  • Store reusable ESD-sensitive parts from assemblies in protective packaging or nonconductive foam.
  • Use transporters and conveyors made of antistatic belts and roller bushings. Be sure that mechanized equipment used for moving materials is wired to ground and that proper materials are selected to avoid static charging. When grounding is not possible, use an ionizer to dissipate electric charges.
Workstation guidelines

Follow these grounding workstation guidelines:

  • Cover the workstation with approved static-shielding material.
  • Use a wrist strap connected to a properly grounded work surface and use properly grounded tools and equipment.
  • Use conductive field service tools, such as cutters, screwdrivers, and vacuums.
  • When fixtures must directly contact dissipative surfaces, use fixtures made only of static- safe materials.
  • Keep the work area free of nonconductive materials, such as ordinary plastic assembly aids and Styrofoam.
  • Handle ESD-sensitive components, parts, and assemblies by the case or PCM laminate. Handle these items only at static-free workstations.
  • Avoid contact with pins, leads, or circuitry.
  • Turn off power and input signals before inserting or removing connectors or test equipment.
Equipment guidelines

Grounding equipment must include either a wrist strap or a foot strap at a grounded workstation.

  • When seated, wear a wrist strap connected to a grounded system. Wrist straps are flexible straps with a minimum of one megohm ±10% resistance in the ground cords. To provide proper ground, wear a strap snugly against the skin at all times. On grounded mats with banana-plug connectors, use alligator clips to connect a wrist strap.
    • When standing, use foot straps and a grounded floor mat. Foot straps (heel, toe, or boot straps) can be used at standing workstations and are compatible with most types of shoes or boots. On conductive floors or dissipative floor mats, use foot straps on both feet with a minimum of one megohm resistance between the operator and ground. To be effective, the conductive must be worn in contact with the skin.

The following grounding equipment is recommended to prevent electrostatic damage:

  • Antistatic tape
    • Antistatic smocks, aprons, and sleeve protectors
    • Conductive bins and other assembly or soldering aids
    • Nonconductive foam
    • Conductive tabletop workstations with ground cords of one megohm resistance
    • Static-dissipative tables or floor mats with hard ties to the ground
    • Field service kits
    • Static awareness labels
    • Material-handling packages
    • Nonconductive plastic bags, tubes, or boxes
    • Metal tote boxes
    • Electrostatic voltage levels and protective materials

The following table lists the shielding protection provided by antistatic bags and floor mats.

Component replacement procedures

This chapter provides removal and replacement procedures.

There are as many as 51 screws that must be removed, replaced, or loosened when servicing

the computer. Make special note of each screw size and location during removal and replacement.

Service tag

When ordering parts or requesting information, provide the computer serial number and model number provided on the service tag.

ItemDescriptionFunction
(1)Serial number (s/n)This is an alphanumeric identifier that is unique to each product.
(2)Part number/Product number (p/n)This number provides specific information about the product’s hardware components. The part number helps a service technician to determine what components and parts are needed.
(3)Model description:This is the alphanumeric identifier needed to locate documents, drivers, and support for the computer.
(4)Warranty periodThis number describes the duration of the warranty period for the computer.

Computer feet

The computer feet are adhesive-backed rubber pads. The feet are included in the Rubber Feet Kit, spare part number 639455-001. There are 4 rubber feet that attach to the base enclosure in the locations illustrated below.

Battery

Before disassembling the computer, follow these steps:

  1. Shut down the computer. If you are unsure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the computer on, and then shut it down through the operating system.
  2. Disconnect all external devices connected to the computer.
  3. Disconnect the power from the computer by first unplugging the power cord from the AC outlet and then unplugging the AC adapter from the computer.

Remove the battery:

  1. Slide the battery release latch (1) to release the battery.
  2. Pivot the front edge of the battery (2) up and back.
  3. Remove the battery (3) from the computer.

To insert the battery:

  1. Align the tabs on the rear edge of the battery with the notches on the rear edge of the battery bay.
  2. Pivot the front edge of the battery down into the battery bay until it is seated. (The battery release latch will automatically lock into place.)

Optical drive

Before removing the optical drive, follow these steps:

  1. Shut down the computer. If you are unsure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the computer on, and then shut it down through the operating system.
  2. Disconnect all external devices connected to the computer.
  3. Disconnect the power from the computer by first unplugging the power cord from the AC outlet and then unplugging the AC adapter from the computer.
  4. Remove the battery

Remove the optical drive:

  1. Loosen the two captive screws that secure the service cover to the computer.
  2. Lift the rear edge of the service cover up and forward until it rests at an angle.
  3. Remove the service cover. The service cover is available in the Plastics Kit, spare part number 640216-001.
  4. Remove the Phillips PM2.5×4.0 screw that secures the optical drive to the computer.
  5. Remove the optical drive by sliding it out of the optical drive bay.
  6. If it is necessary to replace the optical drive bracket, position the optical drive with the rear panel toward you.
  7. Remove the two Phillips PM2.0×4.0 screws that secure the bracket to the optical drive.
  8. Remove the optical drive bracket .

Hard drive

Before removing the hard drive, follow these steps:

  1. Shut down the computer. If you are unsure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the computer on, and then shut it down through the operating system.
  2. Disconnect all external devices connected to the computer.
  3. Disconnect the power from the computer by first unplugging the power cord from the AC outlet and then unplugging the AC adapter from the computer.
  4. Remove the battery
  5. Remove the service cover

Remove the hard drive:

  1. Disconnect the hard drive connector cable (1) from the system board
  2. Lift the front edge of the hard drive (2) until it rests at an angle.

3. Remove the hard drive.
4. If it is necessary to replace the hard drive connector cable (1), the hard drive isolators (2), or the shield (3) from the hard drive, remove and replace the components.